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Players of Italy celebrate after defeating Bosnia.(Reuters)

Nations League: Italy extend unbeaten run, wins for England and Netherlands

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 10:12 AM IST
A collective wrap from the latest round of matches of the 2020 EUFA Nations League.
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Spain’s Ferran Torres celebrates scoring their second goal(Reuters)
Spain’s Ferran Torres celebrates scoring their second goal(Reuters)

Nations League: Spain hammer Germany 6-0 to reach final four, Portugal beat Croatia

By Reuters | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Sparkling Spain crushed hapless Germany 6-0 at home on Tuesday to storm into the final four of the Nations League in style as forward Ferran Torres scored a first career hat-trick.
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Italy's Domenico Berardi celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Italy's Domenico Berardi celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

Italy back in contention; England out of Nations League

By Associated Press | ROME
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:49 AM IST
An Italy squad badly hit by the coronavirus still managed to beat Poland 2-0 on Sunday, putting the Azzurri in control of their group, while England was beaten 2-0 by top-ranked Belgium.
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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with France’s N’Golo Kante.(Reuters)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with France’s N’Golo Kante.(Reuters)

France beats Portugal, clinch Nations League finals spot

By Associated Press | Lisbon, Portugal
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Midfielder N’Golo Kanté, whose prowess is tackling, not scoring, notched the only goal of a 1-0 win that ended Portugal’s bid to defend its Nations League title and sent the French into the final-of-four.
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UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)
UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)

UEFA cancels Norway game as virus-hit team unable to travel

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Norway risks a 3-0 loss by forfeit for not fulfilling the match scheduled on Sunday in Bucharest. There are no clearly available dates in the international calendar to make up the game.
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Timo Werner (M) of Germany cheers after his goal with his team mates(Getty Images)
Timo Werner (M) of Germany cheers after his goal with his team mates(Getty Images)

Nations League: Germany beat Ukraine 3-1 with Werner double to top group

By Reuters | Leipzig
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Werner scored twice after Leroy Sane had cancelled out a surprise 12th minute lead for the visitors, who had four players.
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Christian Eriksen successfully converted a penalty.(Reuters)
Christian Eriksen successfully converted a penalty.(Reuters)

Nations League: Eriksen penalty earns Denmark win over 10-man England

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen powered his spot-kick past Jordan Pickford in the 35th minute, a couple of minutes after England centre back Harry Maguire had received a red card for a second booking.
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France’s Kylian Mbappe, left, scores his side’s second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match against Croatia(AP Photo)
France’s Kylian Mbappe, left, scores his side’s second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match against Croatia(AP Photo)

Mbappe scores as France beats Croatia 2-1 in Nations League

By Associated Press | Zagreb, Croatia
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Croatia has never beaten France, losing the last Nations League encounter and the 2018 World Cup final by the same score of 4-2. It was also beaten 2-1 in the 1998 World Cup semifinals.
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Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)

Belgium squad tested for virus after Mechele’s positive

By Associated Press | BRUSSELS
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:49 PM IST
“All Belgian Red Devils and the staff will be tested again,” the federation said in a statement on Tuesday. It was unclear when the results would be available.
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Italy's Nicolo Barella celebrates scoring against Netherlands in a Nations League match.(REUTERS)
Italy's Nicolo Barella celebrates scoring against Netherlands in a Nations League match.(REUTERS)

Dominant Italy beats Netherlands 1-0 to move top of group

By Associated Press | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The win sent Italy to the top of League A Group 1 as Poland beat Bosnia 2-1 in the group’s other match.
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File image of Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images)
File image of Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images)

France’s Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Croatia clash

By Associated Press | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Mbappe was isolated once he found out about his positive test and left France’s training camp to return home on Monday evening.
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Players of Italy celebrating goal of Nicolo Barella(Getty Images)
Players of Italy celebrating goal of Nicolo Barella(Getty Images)

Nations League: Barella sinks Dutch as Italy get back on winning trail

By Reuters | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Italy showed the greater urgency and quality throughout and were full value for the win that follows Friday’s disappointing 1-1 home draw with Bosnia.
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Germany’s midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (C) looks on as Germany were held to a draw.(Getty Images)
Germany’s midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (C) looks on as Germany were held to a draw.(Getty Images)

Switzerland extend Germany’s wait for win in Nations League

By Associated Press | Basel
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Since 2018, Germany has played six games in the first two editions of the Nations League and won none of them.
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France’s Kylian Mbappe, right, scores a goal, and to the left, Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson, in action during the UEFA Nations League football match(AP Photo)
France’s Kylian Mbappe, right, scores a goal, and to the left, Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson, in action during the UEFA Nations League football match(AP Photo)

Nations League: Mbappe’s goal gives France 1-0 win at Sweden

By Associated Press | Stockholm
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Mbappe cut in from the left and, after initially being tackled, he got the ball back off Kristoffer Olsson, feinted, and then curled the ball inside the post.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)

England withdraw Harry Maguire from Nations League squad after trial in Greece

By Reuters | LONDON
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Manchester United captain Maguire was initially named in Southgate’s latest squad on Tuesday, while his trial was ongoing.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - December 28, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane REUTERS/Chris Radburn(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - December 28, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane REUTERS/Chris Radburn(REUTERS)

Gareth Southgate hopeful on Kane, Rashford fitness as England draw Belgium in Nations League

By Agence France-Presse | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 12:47 PM IST
Tuesday’s draw for the next Nations League saw England -- who finished third last year in the inaugural version of the competition -- come out in a group with Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in League A.
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Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (front C) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019(AFP)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (front C) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019(AFP)

Portugal defeat Netherlands to win first Nations League

By AFP | Porto
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 09:29 AM IST
The Dutch defensive pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt largely kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet, but Valencia winger Guedes proved the match winner as his shot had too much power for Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal.
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)

‘Genius’ Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

By AFP | Porto
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 01:51 PM IST
The hosts had to withstand a huge moment of VAR controversy as after Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring, Portugal thought they had the chance to double their lead from the penalty spot.
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Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group I - Kazakhstan v Scotland - Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan - March 21, 2019 Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group I - Kazakhstan v Scotland - Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan - March 21, 2019 Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during the match(REUTERS)

Kazakhstan collapse sees McLeish sacked as Scotland boss

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 05:56 PM IST
McLeish was hired in February last year and led Scotland to the top of their Nations League group, securing the safety net of a play-off should they fail to qualify automatically for the Euros next year from a group containing Belgium and Russia.
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Germany's midfielder Leon Goretzka (C) celebrates with his teammates during their friendly match against Serbia.(AFP)
Germany's midfielder Leon Goretzka (C) celebrates with his teammates during their friendly match against Serbia.(AFP)

New-look Germany make promising start with Serbia draw

By Reuters | Wolfsburg, Germany
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2019 12:29 PM IST
Germany’s new-look team made a promising return to the international stage with a 1-1 draw against Serbia in a friendly on Wednesday, showing signs of improvement following a disastrous 2018
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Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during their match against Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)
Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during their match against Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Alex McLeish sidesteps Scotland sack talk after Kazakhstan loss

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Scotland manager Alex McLeish shrugged off questions about his future after his team’s abject 3-0 defeat by Kazakhstan in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday, saying he is ‘pretty good at bouncing back’
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Netherlands drew one and won one game against Germany in UEFA Nations League.(AFP)
Netherlands drew one and won one game against Germany in UEFA Nations League.(AFP)

Euro 2020 qualifying draw: Netherlands to face Germany, England meet Czech Republic

By Omnisport | London
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Netherlands will meet Germany in Euro 2020 qualifying, while England face Czech Republic and France face Iceland.
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Portugal coach Fernando Santos reacts during the game against Poland.(REUTERS)
Portugal coach Fernando Santos reacts during the game against Poland.(REUTERS)

Portugal held by Poland in Nations League

By AFP | Guimaraes
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 09:55 AM IST
Hosts Portugal had already qualified for June’s inaugural Nations League finals alongside England, the Netherlands and Switzerland, while Poland could not avoid relegation.
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Netherlands' defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany.(AFP)
Netherlands' defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany.(AFP)

Van Dijk late strike fires Dutch into Nations League semis

By AFP | Gelsenkirchen
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 08:48 AM IST
The Dutch advance from the tough three-team Group A1 at the expense of world champions France after scoring twice in the final six minutes in Gelsenkirchen as Germany were punished for not being clinical enough in the second half.
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File image of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.(REUTERS)
File image of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.(REUTERS)

Belgium at a loss to explain collapse against Swiss

By Reuters | Lucerne
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 09:22 AM IST
Some players felt the World Cup semi-finalists might have got carried away after they went two goals ahead after only 17 minutes.
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Jerome Boateng (L) and German coach Joachim Low take part in a training session a day before the UEFA Nations League.(AFP)
Jerome Boateng (L) and German coach Joachim Low take part in a training session a day before the UEFA Nations League.(AFP)

Germany relegated from UEFA Nations League top tier to cap miserable 2018

By HT Correspondent | Omnisport
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Netherlands’ impressive 2-0 home victory over world champions France in Rotterdam on Friday ensured Germany will finish bottom of Group 1 in League A, which is the UEFA competition’s top tier.
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File image of Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman.(AFP)
File image of Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman.(AFP)

Nations League gets to the business end

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 03:21 PM IST
The strongest sides will qualify for the finals next June, but all 16 group winners will get a place in the Euro 2020 qualification play-offs.
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Anthony Martial has been in superb form for Manchester United.(AP)
Anthony Martial has been in superb form for Manchester United.(AP)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial earns recall to France squad

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 10:35 AM IST
Anthony Martial, who has scored five goals in Manchester United’s last four Premier League games, comes in for France’s Nations League match in the Netherlands on November 16 and their home friendly against Uruguay four days later.
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File image of Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring a goal with Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne(REUTERS)
File image of Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring a goal with Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne(REUTERS)

FIFA Rankings: Belgium move ahead of France to take outright top spot

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Belgium and France had been tied at the top last month and while both sides won one game and drew another in October, the Belgians, with 1,733 points, moved ahead by a single point under the formula for calculating the rankings.
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Germany's coach Joachim Loew looks at his players during a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis.(AFP)
Germany's coach Joachim Loew looks at his players during a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis.(AFP)

Under-pressure Germany coach Joachim Loew insists he can handle criticism

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Under-pressure Germany coach Joachim Loew insists he can handle criticism
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